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Nicholas Weeks
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No quote mark please

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:08 am

This request applies to all three of the Dharma boards. When quoting anything it looks like this:
Buddha - Dharma - Sangha
Since the quotation is surrounded by a contrasting color, is it possible to delete the beginning " 66 mark?
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am

How would you suggest a quotation be shown when there isn't an author listed? A different-colored box with nothing else isn't clearly a quotation to my eyes. I don't remember what it was like before :rolleye:

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by passel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 am

I don’t even know how to quote. Anybody know where the instructions are?
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Virgo » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:41 am

passel wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 am
I don’t even know how to quote. Anybody know where the instructions are?
On the upper-right hand portion of every post there will be two icons. The second is to quote the post, the first is to report.

The whole post will then be automatically coded in as a quotation. To quote lesser portions of text you will have to do some editing, and so on. If you play around with it you will see how it works. If you click the quote icon on a post that has many quotes in it, you can see how it has been formatted by the author.

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:44 am

Passel: an additional new feature that I love is the tiny arrow ↑ next to people's names in quotations. Clicking that will take you to the post in question. It makes it so much easier to follow threads now!

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:33 am

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
I don't remember what it was like before
Not much different -
quote="Monlam Tharchin" ... /quote in square brackets and no stylised quotation marks.

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:34 am

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
How would you suggest a quotation be shown when there isn't an author listed? A different-colored box with nothing else isn't clearly a quotation to my eyes. I don't remember what it was like before :rolleye:
For this new setup, most quotes being a previous poster, between their name being given plus the tiny arrow, that covers that. If a shastra or any buddhadharma is quoted, then the poster should add the source, and then put the quote box around the quote and source (or not). Really not too big a deal.
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:26 am

also:
when quoting a post it used to just be the username
now its the user name and all sorts of numbers

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:34 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:26 am
also:
when quoting a post it used to just be the username
now its the user name and all sorts of numbers
Those numbers (e.g. post_id=413129 time=1509164803 user_id=6258 ) link the quote back to its source and are normally hidden from view - 'behind' the dagger icon that you can now click to go to the original.
Can we all try to remember the Three Marks and not stress too much about change?

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by passel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:28 pm

Thanks for the tips, all!
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